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Newcastle United Interested In Jason Puncheon

8:46 am, Tuesday, March 15th, 2011 by Dr. Ed Harrison · 9 Comments

News in the Daily Mirror today that Newcastle may be after former Southampton winger Jason Puncheon.

Jason Puncheon - in action against Everton

There were rumors in January that Newcastle may be interested in the player, and that Newcastle may have tried to bring him in on loan as a replacement for Wayne Routledge, who had been loaned out to QPR.

But on the last day of the transfer window, while Newcastle were selling Andy Carroll to Liverpool and trying to bring somebody in to replace him, Jason joined Blackpool on loan through the end of the season.

Puncheon has looked good at Blackpool, and in 3 games so far has scored a couple of good goals, one recently against Chelsea.

The player turns 25 in late June and started his career at Wimbledon back in 2003.

He has played already for a whole host of clubs, including Wimbledon, Milton Keynes Dons, Fisher Athletic, Barnet, Plymouth Argyle, Southampton, Milwall and Blackpool.

And by our reckoning the Croydon-born player has played 228 games with 38 goals so far in his career, and looks a fairly decent player.

It seems certain that Newcastle will bring in at least two wingers over the summer, and the Tyneside club have already been linked with a few players who play out on the wing and can score goals, including Gervinho of Lille and Jeremain Lens of PSV.

We think Jason would be a decent buy for Newcastle, if indeed they try to sign him in the summer, and Alan Pardew knows the player having worked briefly with him while he was at Southampton.

What do you think of this player?

Comments welcome.



Tags: Newcastle News · Transfer News and Rumours



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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 MykToonFan // Mar 15, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    With £35m we can do better than Puncheon, even if we do scout the lower leagues – there are better players in the divisions below.

    He’s a decent player, but clubs are going to ask for far too much money because they know we have the cash. We don’t want to be spending ridiculous amounts of money on players like him.

  • 2 wynsleap // Mar 15, 2011 at 9:40 AM

    Puncheon? Who next – Judy?
    If you’re gonna spend £35mill wisely “that ‘s not the way to do it”

  • 3 Sav // Mar 15, 2011 at 12:42 PM

    The question should be:

    Is Puncheon significantly better than Routledge?

    If not, what the hell is going on that we loan out our right winger to QPR when we are so poorly covered? At 25, does Jason fit the profile? Barely. Are we already resigned to a second season of mere survival? With Pards selling the ‘2nd season syndrome’ mullarky it looks like an exercise in lowering expectations. What does the manager know about the top brass at NUFC that we don’t?

  • 4 BeeGuy // Mar 15, 2011 at 12:44 PM

    I am deeply concerned that NUFC (maybe via AP) want to bring in the entire roister from Southampton. Every week it is another lad from that squad that is linked to the Magpies. What’s going on, a travel budget that only gets scouts as far as the Channel?

  • 5 Sav // Mar 15, 2011 at 12:47 PM

    As wingers go, Damien Duffs comments recently about swithing to right wing are interesting. Why not play Jonas on the right and Ferguson on the left. By all accounts the Jonas /Jose partnership is doomed anyway. Jonas is a right footer so why not make the switch and see if it pays off.

  • 6 Bucks mag // Mar 15, 2011 at 1:25 PM

    No thanks, don’t know how he is doing so well in the EPL, must be a a fluke

  • 7 Jammydodger // Mar 15, 2011 at 2:16 PM

    Im happy to be looking at southampton, good team for youngsters who should be grabbed up, produced the likes of bale and walcott, also theirs the upcoming oxalade cham,berlain and lallana who look good talents.
    We shouldnt be looking at puncheon hes just cheap and mediocre

  • 8 ochytoon // Mar 15, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Its obvious that none of you know southampton. Puncheon is a quality player and there are many other quality youngsters at southampton. Oscar Goebern looks a very good prospect

  • 9 Magpies-till-d3ath // Mar 15, 2011 at 7:14 PM

    I’m not too sure about this one, we could do better! Gervinho, Lens, Taiwo, Doumbia would all be way better than him, but the question is would you rather buy Puncheon who has scored 2 goals in 3 games for Blackpool for 3-4 million or Gervinho, Doumbia and Lens who are all good outside the premier league but we haven’t seen them in the PL for around 25 million altogether!




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